ITALIAN DIARY ENTRY 24/4/2010

 I am sitting in the afternoon sun on a little balcony approx. 3 ft (1 metre) wide that is attached to the kitchen of our rented house in Ceriana, Liguria.  There is just enough space for a tiny round table and two metal/timber chairs.  A clothes line is attached to the outside of the railing.  […]

ANSE ST-JEAN, QUEBEC (A PICTURE…)

Instead of the old saying  “A picture is worth a thousand words” I’ve coined a new one  “A picture can lead to a hundred words”. In 2010 we spent two months in Canada and as part of that trip we drove a hire car from Quebec City along the picture perfect northern banks of the […]

ONE NIGHT IN BOWEN

On our homebound dash north from Coolum Beach to Townsville, we made two stops.  The first at Rockhampton to visit our friends and the next at a beach outside of Bowen. I  was emphatic about wanting to visit Bowen as we always seem to bypass it in our hurry to get to other destinations.    Bill […]

TORONTO DIARY ENTRY

24/5/10 We are staying at Global Guesthouse at 9 Spandina.  The Spandina Subway Station is next door, and I mean right next door.  Our room was vibrating at 7.15 this morning.  At first we thought it was an earthquake, but then worked out that it was the trains underground making the building vibrate! It is […]

COOLUM IS COOL

Historically we are Peregian Beach holidayers but although we still have many wonderful memories of holidays spent there, we now agree that Coolum is Cool. At Peregian Beach, prime holiday properties cluster on the ocean side of David Low Way, the coastal highway which hugs the coastline from Bli Bli on the Maroochy River to Noosa in […]

AUSTRALIAN ICONS

Food is important in every culture.  The food that most people think of as Australian is the meat pie or a pavlova.  However, early settlers living isolated lives in the bush and drovers who spent long periods of time on the road eating only what they could carry, created the original iconic Australian dish. It […]